"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?" --
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"By writing or reading obituaries,
we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." -- Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"

"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'" -- John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"

John Neville

Actor on stage in film and on television; stage director; artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival -- via Playbill. One of the best Shakespearean actors of his generation, he will be best remembered for playing John Churchill in the BBC series "The First Churchills" and the title character in Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen."

William Shakespeare - Sonnet 30 - John Neville by poetictouch

Andrea True aka Andrea Marie Truden aka Inger Kissin aka Andrea Travis aka Catherine Warren aka Singh Low aka Singe Low

Disco diva and adult film actress -- via joemygod.blogspot.com.

Boots Plata

Film director and writer --via entertainment.inquirer.net.

H.G. Francis aka Hans Gerhard Franciskowsky

Writer of science fiction, and radio drama -- via Dr Spiegel.

Morris Philipson

Novelist and leader of the University of Chicago Press -- via news.gnom.es.

Annabelle Lyon

Ballerina -- via the New York Times.

Mark Hall

Animator and animation producer -- via the New York Times. Best known as the co-creator of "Danger Mouse"!

Peretz Kidron

Anti-occupation activist, refusenik, writer, journalist and translator -- via Yesh Gvul.

Issac Chocron Serfaty

Playwright, essayist and novelist -- via faceshuk.jewpi.com.

Tomas Segovia

Author and poet -- via latino.foxnews.com.

Dov Schwartzman

Rabbi -- via Matzav.com.